Archive for March, 2013

HISTORIC SITES IN THE UNITED STATES: PAST AND PRESENT

Thursday, March 28, 2013 | Posted by

Historic parks and monuments have suffered an overall decline in visitation over the last 30 years. This may not be true of all destinations, particularly those most popular with tourists. But according to the American Academy of Arts and Sciences, 25% of Americans reported visiting a historic site in 2008, down from about 38% in […]

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FIRST MODERN LANDSCAPE: STEELE’S NHL

Tuesday, March 19, 2013 | Posted by

The landscape composition of Camden Library Amphitheatre and grounds was a coup for Steele, won because he shared an office with the library architect.  The amphitheatre is a remarkable composition created under a directive to employ as many local laborers as possible and use local and native materials. Shaped from 1929 to 1932, it was […]

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LALH Launches Community by Design

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Launches Community by Design In 1883, Frederick Law Olmsted Sr. moved from New York City to Brookline, Massachusetts, a Boston suburb that persistently resisted annexation by the nearby metropolis. For the next half century, the Olmsted firm served as the dominant force in the planned development of this rural enclave and received more than […]

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Steele’s Amphitheater Becomes National Historic Landmark

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

Steele’s Amphitheater Becomes National Historic Landmark On Monday, March 11th, the U.S. Secretary of the Interior announced that Camden Amphitheater, one of Fletcher Steele’s few public projects, is one of the thirteen National Historic Landmarks designated this year.  The outdoor theater lies behind the Camden Public Library, overlooking the harbor on West Penobscot Bay. It […]

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Central Park Hosts Morrison Lecture, LALH Film

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

Central Park Hosts Morrison Lecture, LALH Film Native plants enthusiasts, transplanted Midwesterners pining for the prairie, and anyone curious about a naturalistic approach to landscape design will find much of interest at a lecture by Darrel Morrison, FASLA, and screening of the LALH film, Designing in the Prairie Spirit: A Conversation with Darrel Morrison. In the […]

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Landscapes of Exclusion Wins Coffin Grant

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

Landscapes of Exclusion Wins Coffin Grant William E. O’Brien, associate professor of environmental studies at Florida Atlantic University, has received a 2013 David R. Coffin Publication Grant from the Foundation of Landscape Studies for the forthcoming book Landscapes of Exclusion: State Parks and Jim Crow in the American South, a volume in the LALH Designing the […]

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LALH Welcomes Sarah Allaback

Wednesday, March 13, 2013 | Posted by

LALH Welcomes Sarah Allaback An architectural historian, Allaback previously worked for the Historic American Buildings Survey, the Historic American Engineering Record, and as a consultant for the National Park Service. She is the author of The First American Women Architects (University of Illinois Press, 2008), “Mission 66 Visitor Centers: The History of a Building Type” […]

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